Jalapeno Spinach Queso

This warm, cheesy Jalapeno Spinach Queso dip is the perfect game day recipe! Easy to assemble in one pan, making this dip “party perfect.”

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Why this Queso is Best

This awesome recipe came from my friend’s Donna and Chad (The Slow Roasted Italian) and their new cookbook, The Simple Kitchen.

Serve this cheesy Jalapeno Spinach Queso with your favorite dippers, or make a batch of homemade dinner rolls to dip!

We didn’t have time to bake our own, so we just picked up some pretzel rolls from the grocery store and cut them up to dip. OMG such a great side to this dip! Try it yourself!

Obviously, the easier the better, right? Like a bowl of delicious Guacamole. I also like something a little heartier, and my go-to dish is this Italian Beef Ring, it’s loved by all!

The kids love this Bacon Cheeseburger Braid (well, actually so do the adults). Why not make it all?

And of course, don’t forget the sweets. A cookies and cream cheese ball is the perfect dip, and a batch of Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies (shaped like footballs) will have everyone begging for more!

Jalapeno Spinach Queso Dip #gameday #cheese #snack #recipe #queso #thesimplekitchen
Jalapeno Spinach Queso Dip #gameday #cheese #snack #recipe #queso #thesimplekitchen

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Yield: serves 8

Jalapeno Spinach Queso

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This warm, cheesy Jalapeno Spinach Queso dip is the perfect game day recipe! Easy to assemble in one pan, making this dip "party perfect."


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup onion, diced small
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 ounce frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 roma tomato, diced


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, and salt. Cook until onions are softened, about 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle flour over mixture and cook for about one minutes, until thick and evenly coated. Slowly add the milk and cook, stirring until bubbly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until smooth and melted. Add in spinach and tomatoes and serve warm! We like ours with chips and/or pretzel buns.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on January 31, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. This dip sounds like it’s super flavorful. It would be perfect for the upcoming holiday entertaining season.

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